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Museum of Worlds: Ekphrastic at the Johnson Museum of Art
Con/Jur/d, 4/3/2022

They said of him
he sacrificed relationships
for his art

accusatory * denouncing * difficult

‘They’ being 
a glyph we understand
to mean

jealous * admiring * judgmental

Whole worlds built
from a few words irregular
like these 

oblique * obfuscating * unreasonable

I wish I
could show you how
I saw them

complete * complex * deliberate

windows I had never
ever looked through before
instantly familiar

preordained * perfect * planetary

filled with histories and logic 
and associations and feelings
supplanting this one

sadness * sorrow * ecstasies

with our imperfect future
the chaos of inhabiting someone 
else's museum

drop * release * renew

I never used to see
too indulgent and drunk
on words

part * parcel * process

to embrace
this too is part of me
a gallery of worlds

liminal * lost * found

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Loved this, isn't it amazing how art inspires more art.  The style of writing speaks to my previous comments on your last piece, sometimes I get tangled in the words. Here you use the words like a painter, full of color and dimension to move the reader.  Nice.

~~Judi

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I agree with Judi. This is great work. And re:

On 4/3/2022 at 11:23 AM, dr_con said:

They said of him
he sacrificed relationships
for his art

accusatory * denouncing * difficult

‘They’ being 
a glyph we understand
to mean

jealous * admiring * judgmental

there will always be haters. But you showcase what is yours. Here, at Gate(less), and perhaps elsewhere, it's never about the museum.

Tony

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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